Research – Tim Walker

Tim Walker is a fashion photographer who uses his story telling skills and narrative to maximum effect. His photographs are created using elaborate sets that are so creative and well thought out. I love looking at the creativity of these shots and the story that inspired the image is plain to see. In his Storyteller series, he uses fairy tales and nursery rhymes to create amazingly visual pieces on a grand scale.

Some of his more recent work feels like it replicates /mimics the old masters with a darker twist, I am drawn to his portraits against the plain white background and I like how at the ease the subjects seem to be, perhaps because they are leaning on a surface in the image rather than standing awkwardly. The bright bold colours of his images and the contrast add a very artistic surreal edge. His images seem to say to me ‘English eccentricity’, whimsical and magical.

I feel inspired to create portraits with a plain white backdrop and contrasting colours and may explore this idea for part two?


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